A couple days ago, a genius, philosopher, and one of my personal inspirations passed away. Roger Scruton has done yeoman’s work answering the Modernism and Postmodernism that has set out to define our time.
“Art once made a cult of beauty. Now we have a cult of ugliness instead. This has made art into an elaborate joke, one which by now has ceased to be funny.”
— Roger Scruton
He is a truly wonderful thinker, and today I wanted to commemorate him and explain why I am such a fan of his work as well as why I am persuaded by his philosophy.
These three reasons we’ll discuss today show why his contributions and the spirit of his work will be missed.
- His defense of Conservatism and conservatism
- His answer to the Modernists and Postmodernists
- His understanding of and ability to describe beauty